A Day Trip to Amsterdam in the Netherlands! - My Family Travels
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Some say that Amsterdam in the Netherlands is just a wild city, but it is a city full of an amazing range of architecture, museums, and wonderful people. The one experience everyone who visits this city should have is taking a canal tour down the colorful and tree lined water ways. I would recommend Blue Boat Tour Company because they take you all around the city from Anne Frank’s house to the main part of town.  More information and discounts online available here http://www.blueboat.nl/index_en.html . Amsterdam is considered the Venice of the north because there are more waterways in this city than almost anywhere in the world. One aspect that pops out along the Prinsengracht, are the eclectically decorated house boats that adore the edges of the narrow channels. Some are in pristine condition that looks like a floating garden with all sorts of fragrant flowers on them. Some are so usual with reused materials made into a house on the water.  The second adventure to have in Amsterdam is to visit one of their world class museums that range from history to art. The Van Gough Museum has recently been renovated, is a breathtaking collect of one of the world’s most fascinating artists.  Visit this website for more information. http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/index.jsp?lang=nl .Vincent van Gough was only an active artist for ten years, but created beautiful works of art from his sunflowers to his starry night paintings. In this collection you walk through how Vincent progressed as an artist and developed his signature style of using lots of paint and presenting a new view on an ordinary landscape.  Amsterdam is a city that represents freedom where people are allowed to express themselves however they choose, visiting here you will leave with the feeling that life can take any direction you choose it to take. The best way to experience the local culture and people is to immerse yourself in activities that locals enjoy. Getting around the city on the local subway is a cost effective and quick way to avoid the stress of finding parking.  More information at this address: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/plan-your-trip/getting-around/parking/park-and-ride .Vondelpark is a large green area filled with lush grass and trees. It is the perfect place to picnic on the grass and watch the highway of bicycles rush by. Snap lots of pictures of all the bikes because people may not believe you that bikes are more prevalent than cars! Before you leave stroll along the flower market and see the famous Dutch tulips. Buy a few postcards and don’t forget to pick up your own pair of miniature clogs. You will never be bored in the city of Amsterdam and will see more than just the typical windmills and tulips that it is known for. 

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